Guest: Austin Berg

Springfield and the chattering classes were abuzz last session over an ethics reform package that promised to end public corruption in the wake of longtime House Speaker Mike Madigan’s departure. Gov. J.B. Pritzker officially certified that bill, Senate Bill 539, on Oct. 8, and the reforms within it will be effective Jan. 1, 2022. The ethics package is an important first step, but much more remains to be done if we want to end Illinois’ systemic public corruption. In this episode of The Policy Shop, IPI experts discuss the solutions that will help prevent ongoing public corruption scandals and government mismanagement.